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The Resource Company man : thirty years of controversy and crisis in the CIA, John Rizzo

Company man : thirty years of controversy and crisis in the CIA, John Rizzo

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Company man : thirty years of controversy and crisis in the CIA
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Company man
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thirty years of controversy and crisis in the CIA
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John Rizzo
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eng
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In 1975, fresh out of law school and working at the Treasury Department, John Rizzo took "a total shot in the dark" and sent his résumé to the Central Intelligence Agency. He had no notion that more than thirty years later, after serving under eleven CIA directors and seven presidents, he would become a notorious public figure--a symbol and a victim of the toxic winds of post-9/11 Washington. From serving as the point person answering for the Iran-contra scandal to approving the rules that govern waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation techniques," Rizzo witnessed and participated in virtually all of the significant operations of the CIA's modern history. Here, he charts the CIA's evolution from shadowy entity to an organization exposed to new laws, rules, and a seemingly never-ending string of public controversies. Rizzo offers a direct window into the CIA in the years after 9/11, when he served as the agency's top lawyer, with oversight of actions that remain the subject of intense debate. He is the first CIA official to ever describe what "black sites" look like from the inside and he provides the most comprehensive account ever written of the birth, growth, and death of the enhanced interrogation program. This authoritative insider account is a groundbreaking, timely, and remarkably candid history of American intelligence.--From publisher description
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Title
Company man
Creator
Summary
In 1975, fresh out of law school and working at the Treasury Department, John Rizzo took "a total shot in the dark" and sent his râesumâe to the Central Intelligence Agency. He had no notion that more than thirty years later, after serving under eleven CIA directors and seven presidents, he would become a notorious public figure--a symbol and a victim of the toxic winds of post-9/11 Washington. From serving as the point person answering for the Iran-contra scandal to approving the rules that govern waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation techniques," Rizzo witnessed and participated in virtually all of the significant operations of the CIA's modern history. Here, he charts the CIA's evolution from shadowy entity to an organization exposed to new laws, rules, and a seemingly never-ending string of public controversies. Rizzo offers a direct window into the CIA in the years after 9/11, when he served as the agency's top lawyer, with oversight of actions that remain the subject of intense debate. Heis the first CIA official to ever describe what "black sites" look like from the inside and he provides the most comprehensive account ever written of the birth, growth, and death of the enhanced interrogation program. This authoritative insider account is a groundbreaking, timely, and remarkably candid history of American intelligence.--From publisher description
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autobiography
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10246715
Cataloging source
TXB
Dewey number
  • 327.12730092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK468.I6
LC item number
R59 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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thirty years of controversy and crisis in the CIA
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thirty years of controversy and crisis in the CIA
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John Rizzo
Company man : thirty years of controversy and crisis in the CIA, John Rizzo
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Company man : thirty years of controversy and crisis in the CIA, John Rizzo
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Includes index
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Contents
Introduction : The tale of the "torture tapes" -- Entering the secret club (1975-1976) -- Not your everyday legal issues (1977-1980) -- Ener William Casey and a whole new ball game (1981-1984) -- The calm before the storm (1985) -- The wheels come off (1986) -- Reality TV : the Iran-Contra hearings (1987) -- The Iran-Contra hangover (1988-1992) -- Dealing with devils (1993-1996) -- Bin Laden bursts out (1997-2001) -- The attacks and the response (September 2001-January 2002) -- The birth of the Enhanced Interrogation Program (2002) -- Trouble on the EIT front, and the Valerie Plame diversion (2003-2004) -- Enter Porter Goss (2005) -- An offer I couldn't refuse (2006) -- Out of the shadows and into the spotlight (2007) -- A failed nomination, and the end of a program (2007-2008) -- The arrival of Obama, and a long goodbye (2009) -- Postscript -- Epilogue : lessons learned and a look forward
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ocn866938607
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 320 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451673937
Lccn
bl2013050203
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)

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